Fans of 1950s music are invited to mark their calendars now for upcoming performances of the hit jukebox musical "Forever Plaid" by the Servant Stage Company.
The tribute to the guy groups of the 1950s will be performed outdoors at Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., Lititz, on Sunday, July 26, at 3 p.m. There will be no charge for admission, but donations will be accepted to benefit Servant Stage Company. Performances will also be held at the Living Waters Theater, 202 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 3 and 7 p.m. Admission to both performances at Living Waters will be pay-what-you-want, and tickets can be reserved for no charge online at http://www.ServantStageCompany.com or by calling 603-247-4493. Advance reservations are recommended.
"Forever Plaid" was written by Stuart Ross in 1990 as an off-Broadway musical revue. It was released as a full-length movie in 2009. The plot revolves around a quartet of young men who return from the afterlife in an attempt to reach musical glory. The musical's soundtrack features classic songs such as "Moments to Remember," "Heart and Soul," and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."
The show has been double cast, as performances will also be given at select retirement communities and nursing homes. Attendees at the performances in Lititz and Ronks will see Ric Zimmerman as Jinks, Seth Garrett Antes as Frankie, Wally Calderon as Sparky, and Michael Lapham as Smudge. The actors have performed at professional theaters in Lancaster County.
Servant Stage Company is a nonprofit theater company that exists to make uplifting, quality musical and theatrical experiences easily accessible to the community, especially those with financial or physical limitations. All of the company's performances in 2015 - including the upcoming production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in December - are being offered to the community as pay-what-you-want.
More information about the organization and its performances throughout Lancaster County is available at http://www.ServantStageCompany.com.